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Phil's Score Reel Clocks - The First Batch

By PhilGreg

6 years ago


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#351 41 days ago

A little Gin-Tonic while doing some hand sanding on Father's Day.

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Mbaule, Cidco, No_Skill - thanks for the kind words, you're on the list!

#352 39 days ago

Add me to the hopeful second batch list too please.

#353 39 days ago
Quoted from RTS:

Thanks, great info. I think the material is called Backlit Film or "duratrans."
Can you confirm the print dimensions from your template are 7.5" width x 5.75" height?
I saw this online printer that will do those custom dimensions for $15 plus shipping. Still would require cutting out holes.
https://posterprintshop.com/product/backlit-film
Also attempted another image. These are from tiny files I found. [quoted image]

Nice! I hadn't seen the pic - yeah that's the hard part, finding decent scans to work with.

Quoted from FlipperFix:

Add me to the hopeful second batch list too please.

You got it.

#354 39 days ago
Quoted from PhilGreg:

As for masking only certain areas, I didn't do it, but you would probably need to use a cameo vinyl cutter (or do it by hand) and stick it to the back of your printed translite.
I'm pretty sure that's what the guy who made my North Star translite did:

I'm pretty sure that is what he did too.

How am I just now seeing these? These are awesome, you sir are a true artist!

#355 39 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

I'm pretty sure that is what he did too.
How am I just now seeing these? These are awesome, you sir are a true artist!

Ha! Sorry I didn't give you credit, I wasn't sure you wanted the publicity! Atari_Daze is the one that made the North Star translite I showed above.

#356 39 days ago
Quoted from PhilGreg:

Ha! Sorry I didn't give you credit

Oh it's not problem, I was just supporting your assumption. If I can answer any other questions, feel free to let me know.

I'd love to be on the list for the next batch myself.

#357 39 days ago
Quoted from Atari_Daze:

I'd love to be on the list for the next batch myself.

You got it!

Here's the first "Batch 1" PCB off the assembly line!

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#358 27 days ago

It's been a while since the last post so I figured I'd give some news.

I've been running my first white PCB on "accelerated" mode (10 seconds = 1 minute) for the last 2 week for testing. All good!

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Meanwhile I've produced a few more, still not finished.

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I'm pretty much done with painting the cabs - I'll go over them again to see if there are any major flaws but if not that should be it.

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I've made my order of 3D printed parts for the reel assemblies - I should get them next week, then I can sand the wheels and start putting it all together. I'll keep you guys updated.

#359 27 days ago
Quoted from PhilGreg:

It's been a while since the last post so I figured I'd give some news.

Looking good! Appreciate the updates.

#360 27 days ago

PhilGreg, Haven't visited your thread in a while and amazed at the beautiful craftsmanship and design, and all the progress you've made!

Please put me down for one if there's still room in batch 2, otherwise pencil me in for batch 3. Already dreaming of some nice art ideas...

#361 27 days ago
Quoted from Dr-Tommy:

PhilGreg, Haven't visited your thread in a while and amazed at the beautiful craftsmanship and design, and all the progress you've made!
Please put me down for one if there's still room in batch 2, otherwise pencil me in for batch 3. Already dreaming of some nice art ideas...

Thank you for the kind words sir. You are penciled in.

#362 25 days ago

Hi PhilGreg ...beautiful work! I'd love it if you could add me to your next run!

I maintain a residence in the USA so it could be shipped there when the time comes. Much appreciated!

#363 25 days ago

I would love to be on the list as well! These look incredible.

#364 25 days ago
Quoted from PhilGreg:

Thank you for the kind words sir. You are penciled in.

Super nice! I'd like to be on the list as well. Merci Phil!

#365 24 days ago

Thank you everyone! I am taking names down - just to let you know I'm up to 28 now.
Again, still not 100% a second run is going to happen - I need to take a step back once this run is done and see how much total time I spent and how I can improve the process. I very much would like to and will definitely try to do it, but I have to manage the logistics with the daytime job and family life.
If indeed it does, not sure either how many I'll make at that point but I will contact people in order for the opportunity to get in.

Cheers!

#366 24 days ago

If there's still room, I'd like to be added. These are very cool. Thanks.

Steve

#367 23 days ago

I am in on the order. If someone wants my spot at what it cost let me know. This is if PhilGreg is willing.

MrMikeman has it if PhilGreg is ok with it.

#368 23 days ago
Quoted from dung:

I am in on the order. If someone wants my spot at what it cost let me know. This is if PhilGreg is willing.

I’ll take your spot if Phil is ok with it.

#369 22 days ago

I don't have any issues with you selling your spot to MrMikeman . If anybody else wants to do that however, please let me know through PM and I can give you the waiting list so we can go in order.

#370 18 days ago

Somebody that got in on the first batch mentioned that the font for the 4 was different than actual Gottlieb reels. I knew that, but I should have figured you had to be somewhat OCD to be interested in any of this stuff in the first place (I am too! ) and that I'd hear about it, so I went ahead and made the change.
I also fixed the 7 while I was in there - not the exact same font, but close enough now.

Thanks for bringing it up! I'll order these this week and should get them around the same time as the reels themselves.
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(Sorry, for some reason I can't get rid of the big pictures of the numbers)

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#371 14 days ago

Mechanical parts just came in - as soon as I have the reel stickers I should be able to start putting all this together.

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#372 12 days ago

As shipping time is getting closer I figured it was a good idea to test that the machine can handle some tumbling while in the box.
It was pretty hard to bring myself to rough it too hard as you can see in the video , but I'm hoping with a big bold FRAGILE writing on the box they don't go much rougher than that.

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I checked the before and after alignment of the reels and that nothing was broken, and it passed the test.

#373 11 days ago

A double protective layer of large diameter bubble wrap around the item inside the box provides a good cushion. But that foam looks pretty protective too.

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#374 11 days ago
Quoted from PhilGreg:

but I'm hoping with a big bold FRAGILE writing on the box they don't go much rougher than that.

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#376 11 days ago

Kudos on you for testing the package. The way I've seen some delivery guys, you might want to see if it survives a drop kick lol

My college roommate had a job at a FedEx packaging test facility where companies would send them their products to test how survivable they were. Sometimes they didn't even want the product back, so he'd get something like a vacuum cleaner for free on occasion. At the time it was illegal to ship wine back, so they had a whole closet full of cheap wine he'd take a bottle from on Fridays.

#377 11 days ago
Quoted from TreyBo69:

Kudos on you for testing the package. The way I've seen some delivery guys, you might want to see if it survives a drop kick lol
My college roommate had a job at a FedEx packaging test facility where companies would send them their products to test how survivable they were. Sometimes they didn't even want the product back, so he'd get something like a vacuum cleaner for free on occasion. At the time it was illegal to ship wine back, so they had a whole closet full of cheap wine he'd take a bottle from on Fridays.

As you can see from the video I was a bit hesitant to drop it from too high but since it came out intact and I do have all the parts for the other units in case I break anything (plus a few spare parts) it might make sense to give it another go like in the GIF posted above.
I'll think about it and let you know how that goes if I do

#378 11 days ago

Just awesome... you've got an ultra cool product... hopefully we'll see the 2nd batch in the near future. Well done.

#379 11 days ago
Quoted from PhilGreg:

I checked the before and after alignment of the reels and that nothing was broken, and it passed the test.

I thought for sure you'd at least punt the box down the drive. That would ensure UPS and Fedex stability.

#380 10 days ago

This is my fav pinside thread currently.

#381 10 days ago

Being Canadian, I thought there was going to be a hockey stick involved in the testing a la Gaston Gingras style

#382 4 days ago

Ok, I've been pretty busy with summer things these last few weeks, but I was able to get some progress.
Here's the first functional unit for batch 1. It's been sitting on my bar top running for a few days.
Next up is full assembly to have a completed unit #1 ready to ship.

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Once that's done I might work on the next few in parallel.

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